I wanted to share this article which is an excellent read on the topic:
Link in case of Kinja: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56
It’s long, but well worth it. It explains some of the things that have come up in discussion earlier today (yesterday for me I guess), including why governments are responding the way they are, how long lock downs might have to last, whether we are just shifting the problem forward, whether we can count on eventual immunity and so forth.
I think it’s a pretty solid and well reasoned piece. I think there are some valid criticisms you could make but most revolve around the extreme uncertainty of the situation, which fits into the overall argument that it’s better to have more time now.